Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah was appointed as Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality with effect from 2 February 2006. He was promoted as Director General of the municipality on 7 January 2009.
A civil engineering graduate from the United States, Lootah began his career as an engineer with the Federal Ministry for Electricity and Water.
He joined the municipality in 1985 as assistant head of a section, and was later promoted to the post of director for the Drainage Department. He was appointed assistant director general for Environment and Public Health Affairs with the departments of Public Health, Environment, Public Parks & Horticulture and Drainage & Irrigation reporting to him. In 2004, he was transferred to the post of the assistant director general for Planning and Building Affairs to look after the departments of the Planning & Survey, Building and Government Housing, Geographical Information Systems Centre and Statistics Centre.
He was promoted on 22 December 2005 as the Deputy Director General of the Municipality. He also chaired a number of committees in the municipality such as the Technical Committee, Strategic Plan Committee, e-Government Committee, Personnel Committee, and organizing committees of a number of conferences organised by the municipality. He was also instrumental in winning some 30 local, regional and international awards for Dubai Municipality.
As the Director General of Dubai Municipality, his duty is to manage the civic body, helped by a team of six assistants who head as many sectors consisting of (32) departments. (4) departments to him directly. Mr. Lootah also played a distinctive role in setting up the UAE Engineers Society and was its chairman from 1992 to 1996.